According to Inside INdiana Business, Indianapolis will not host the 2018 Super Bowl. The National Football League team owners voted today to instead award the game to Minneapolis. The other finalist for the game is reportedly New Orleans.
Inside INdiana Business reports that Indianapolis was eliminated in the second round of voting. During the bidding process, Indianapolis touted its past success in hosting the big game as well as approximately $30 million in private sector commitments to fund game-related operations. The city’s 900-page bid also included enhancements to the Super Bowl Village experience and two potential hotel projects.
Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement regarding Indianapolis’ Super Bowl LII bid opportunity. The Governor served as one of the Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee.
“Indiana presented a compelling bid in Atlanta, and I commend the Super Bowl Bid Committee and all those who spent countless hours putting together a bid packet that told Indiana’s story so well,” said Governor Pence. “Although the Super Bowl will not be coming to Indianapolis in 2018, we look forward to another opportunity to showcase our Hoosier hospitality and all that Indiana has to offer.”
Source: The Office of Governor Mike Pence, Inside INdiana Business